(UPDATE: PARTIALLY OPEN) Highway 101 Fully Closed in Northern Mendocino After Tanker Truck Overturns

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: The highway has been opened to one-way controlled traffic, according to Caltrans District One and CHP dispatch, below.

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From Caltrans:

This morning at about 7 a.m. U.S. highway 101 was closed north of Leggett in Mendocino County due to an overturned truck leaking fuel.

This two-lane section of U.S 101 has no easy detour. It is not known how long the highway will remain closed. Motorists wishing to go around the closure must use I-5, resulting in a five hour or longer detour. 

Updates from CHP below.


6:22 a.m.
[2] RP STATED DRIVER POSS TRAPPED IN VEH
6:22 a.m.
[1] O/TURNED GAS TANKER
6:24 a.m.
[3] PER ANOTHER 1125 /ROLL OVER / SEMI TRUCK // LOADED // BLOCKING NB LN // SAG // FLUID ON GROUND// UNK 1020 OF OCCUP // SAG // RP STOPPING TRAFFIC
6:25 a.m.
[4] 1039 CT
6:25 a.m.
[5] 1039 CF
6:32 a.m.
[9] PER INV PTY ARCHIE CAMPBELL // IS STUCK IN VEH // CONFIRMED RENNER BIG RIG
6:34 a.m.
[10] 1039 105-S2
6:36 a.m.
[11] PER RENNER, THEY HAVE EMPTY TRUCK 1097 AND WILL BE ABLE TO PUMP FUEL OO THE O/TURNED TRLR
6:38 a.m.
[12] 1039 RENNER // WILL ROLL 1185 AND HOLD EMPTY TK AND HAVE ASSIST W/OFF LOAD OF THE FUEL
6:41 a.m.
[13] UA ALL // PER S2 CONFIRM W/RENNER WHO IS 1185 AND IF FUEL LEAK WHERE IS IT COMING FROM, TANK OR SADDLE TANKS ON TRACTOR
6:45 a.m.
[15] PER RENNER ROLLING ALL IN ONE TOW FR UKIAH // DRIVER OO VEH AND WALKING AROUND / POSS 1181
6:45 a.m.
[17] A105-011 CF 1097
6:47 a.m.
[18] CT 1097 / WILL BE HEAVY FAST FUEL LEAK // UNK AMT OF FUEL AT THIS TIME // PTY 1181
6:48 a.m.
[19] FUEL LEAK IS FR THE TANKER TRLR // WILL BE GASOLINE // HAVE 18 SET UP HARD CLOSURE N/O THE CLOSURE // WILL NEED TO DIRECT VEH'S AWAY FR THE SCENE
6:48 a.m.
[20] PER S2 ROLL MENDO CO ENVIRO HEALTH
6:58 a.m.
[25] 1141 1097 // APPEARS 1182
7:15 a.m.
[30] DRIVER TRANS TO PHELPS PRECAUTIONARY
7:37 a.m.
[33] WILL BE LONG TERM CLOSURE
7:37 a.m.
[32] RE OES NUMBER // 100+ GAL SPILL STILL SPILLING
7:46 a.m.
[37] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1181-Trfc Collision-Minor Inj by CHP [Shared]
8:40 a.m.
[42] 105-S2 REQ ETA FRM CT AT 101 REYNOLDS CLOSURE / THEY ARE NOT YET 97 / 1039 CT THEY WILL CK / THEY SHOULD BE 97 [Shared]
8:52 a.m.
[45] PER 105-18 THEY NEED TO CLOSE NOT CLR //1039 TO DOT [Shared]
10:13 a.m.
[48] A105-018 18 98 CT HAS CLOSRUE 271 OFR SB TRFC MM 102 [Shared]
11:29 a.m.
[50] [Notification] [CHP]-MARK WITH OES NEED TO KNOW IF THE SPILL IS CONTAINED THE TOTAL AMOUNT THAT SPILLED IF IT IS IN WATER WAY AND IF IT CAME FROM THE BULK TANK REQ 1021 WITH THAT INFO AT 916-281-4484 [Shared]
11:35 a.m.
[51] **CORR LN 16 JITNEY GULCH** [Shared]
11:37 a.m.
[52] 1039 CT TO CHG CMS SIGNS TO READ CLOSED / TC JNO LEGGETT [Shared]
11:41 a.m.
[53] PER 105-S2 SPILL IS CONTAINED / APPROX 1500 GAL STILL EST / BELIEVE IN WATER / INTO DRAIN DRAIN TO WATER Fand W INVEST NOW / YES FULLY LOADED GASOLINE TANKER 4000 GAL COMP 1/2 EMPTY [Shared]
12:54 p.m.
[56] DOT AT CLOSURE NEAR MM 102 REQ UNIT RESPOND TO ASSIST, HAVING PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE TAKING EXIT AND TRYING TO GET BACK ON SB, BLOCKING VEHS FROM BEING ABLE TO TURN AND GO BACK NB [Shared]
1:21 p.m.
[60] MSO SGT REQ CMS SIGNS BE TURNED ON IN WILLITS AND REDWOOD VALLEY ADVSING OF CLOSURE [Shared]
1:22 p.m.
[61] 1039 DOT [Shared]
3:46 p.m.
[67] B105-021 1185 FB FROM ALL IN ONE FOR 2ND VEH, STRN VUE OR SIMILAR, ALL TIRES OKAY [Shared]
3:47 p.m.
[68] 1039 ALL IN ONE FOR FB [Shared]
4:43 p.m.
[73] 1039 OFC FOR D2 [Shared]
5:10 p.m.
[75] PER CT RDWY OPEN ONE WAY [Shared]
5:37 p.m.
[77] 105-S2 RDWAY OPEN 1 WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL, NB LN STILL CLOSED [Shared]
5:37 p.m.
[78] 105-S2 WILL BE 1 WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT [Shared]

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